Andaman island gets electric buses to curb pollution


The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: In a bid to contain pollution in the Andaman island, electric buses have been introduced by the administration much to the cheer of the local people and the tourists visiting the island as well.

Admiral (Retd.) D K Joshi, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, flagged-off fleet of electric buses on Tuesday on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations.

The project for 40 electric buses is being executed by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN Limited), a cent percent subsidiary of NTPC Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Power.

The introduction of electric buses in the Island union territory will help cut down tail pipe emissions as well as provide comfortable public transport, officials associated with the project explained.

In addition to the above project, NVVN has emerged as successful bidder for providing turnkey solution for 90 electric buses in Bengaluru under the Smart City project, the Ministry sources said.

These buses will provide last mile connectivity to NAMMA Metro network.

NVVN is developing and providing complete range of zero emission mobility solutions for various vehicle segments.

In order to encourage faster migration to electric vehicles, NVVN is also developing charging infrastructure in multiple cities across the country, the sources added.